28 Collinson Blvd., Toronto
Asking price: $1,199,000
Selling price: $1,160,000
Previous selling price: $507,500 (2010)
Taxes: $4,550 (2018)
Days on the market: 22
Listing agents: Shane Giddens and Jeremy Pilarski, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.
In January, an agent recruited his colleagues to handle the sale of his personal residence, which was one of a few properties available in North York at the start of the year. They came to an impasse with the first offer, but struck a compromise with a second buyer weeks later.
“It was a slower time on the market given that Christmas break and New Year’s were just over, but we sold it relatively quickly with all things considered,” agent Shane Giddens said.
“Working with a seller who is an agent at the same time, gave the seller perspective as to what a good offer is and an understanding that when you have an offer in this market, you should be appreciative and do what you can to work with it.”
What they got
This three-bedroom bungalow with an attached garage is a product of the 1950s, evident from its brick façade and traditional living and dining rooms.
However, updates were made in areas including the eat-in kitchen, which bears ceramic floors, granite counters and stainless steel appliances.
The basement has its own separate entrance, bathroom, bedroom and open study and recreational areas.
The agent’s take
“It was a great property size – 40 by 127 feet – so it certainly has future potential as a new build or rebuild,” Mr. Giddens said. “But at the same time, it was in such great shape and livable condition, it was the ultimate starter home.”
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